Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Simulation

A new paradigm for procedural skills training in the health care professions is emerging driven by, on the one hand increasing public and political expectation for ever greater standards in patient safety, and on the other, by a growing evidence base for the effectiveness and feasibility of simulation based training.  These drivers are further augmented by the universal shortening of time available for training and a decreasing opontunity for healthcare workers in training to access patients.

The opening of the new academic and education building at No. 26 York Street, in 2017 will provide the opportunity for RCSI to be a major driver of this paradigm shift in Ireland and beyond.

The co-location of advanced practitioners, teachers, mentors and role models that the centre will facilitate will provide a rich milieu for our learners.  The concept of proficiency-based progression based on deliberate practice is at the core of effective simulation based training and requires the establishment of a quantitative level of skill based on the objectively assessed performance of experienced practitioners.  The centre will provide a venue where such benchmarks are established with the input of local practitioners.